I think it the last time I was able to visit a zoo park way back highschool. Thank you Zoomanity Group for inviting me to one of your happy places: Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite. It was 2-3 hours travel from Manila depending on the road traffic.
Paradizoo is ideal for picnics, educational field trips, outdoor and group outing programs. It is a fascinating paradise that showcases the beauty of flora and fauna. Have a taste of this magnificent theme farm with its latest attractions.
When we arrive to the area, the first thing that caught my eyes was their vast land. This farms with vegetables such as lettuce and other herbs.
We went to the Wedding Garden - which also can be used as a reception area or an event area for group discussions wherein you can be able to look around to the green surroundings of Paradizoo. This day, January 24, it covers the Flower Festival stating January 17 til February 7.
We have our speaker: Atish, a computer engineer by profession and a bonsai enthusiast discuss to us The Knowledge of Bonsai.
|On this picture, he explains about bonsai trimming. 2 year old bonsai.|
Let me show you one of Atish Sarker' bonsai works. He usually used this to enter Bonsai Competitions locally and abroad.
|It has a nice triangular shape|
|Proper wiring setup that could last for 2 days|
|A nice white bark and spiral flow|
|Size comparison of me and this huge Bantigue Bonsai. It was 50 years old and may have a worth of P150,000!|
|Molave tree planted in a coral|
|Wiring of branches|
- Bonsai also need fertilizers - make sure to stick with organic and learn how to use it. Do not overfeed especially when Bonsai are 'stressed'.
- They do not need much attention unlike others, you only need to water them everyday and do trimming every 3-4 months.
- Here in the Philippines, it would be better to take care of tropical bonsai. Atish recommends: Santan, Tamarind, Cactus, etc.
- Know the light requirements of the bonsai.
- Bonsai stems/branches are mostly bendable that's why they need proper wiring.
After the The Knowledge of Bonsai discussion, we had our sumptuous lunch (Thank you Paradizoo!), Then got a tour inside Paradizoo.
One favorite attraction : Butterflies Blooms
Here you could get in touch with their Butterflies and have a close up look in the Butterfly life cycle.
|Me and Aci (www.lifeofaci.com)|
It's a ticklish experience with these butterflies! Here's their butterfly cycle
Did you know that a queen bee can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day!
Day worker bees can last up to 35-45 days only while Queen bees lasts up to 4-6 years. What will happen when the queen dies? The bees will choose the next queen, but how? Bees will feed the chosen larvae with Royal Jelly this one makes the Queen Bees bigger compare to other normal bees.
Next tour: Floral Garden
Here are some of the animals you can also see inside Paradizoo. You can also have a chance to feed some of them. Please take precautions when going near the animals.
|Feed some Love birds|
Then here are some souvenirs you could take home from Paradizoo:
- Kindly check my blog post regarding Paradizoo's current events : http://www.glendacandedeir.com/2015/01/paradizoo-power-of-three.html
- They are also selling some of their animals! you can see the list here:
- Paradizoo tickets costs P149 for Adults and P99 for kids as of date 1/25/2015
Get closer to our Mother Nature and visit Paradizoo!
How to get there:
|Credits to: http://www.zoomanity.com.ph/|
|Get a chance to meet Dan Hill as he will have a concert in Paradizoo! You may buy your tickets to get free entrance to zoomanity parks to the contact details posted on the above photo.|
To know more about Paradizoo Zoomanity, you may see their website or contact them:Website: www.zoomanity.com.ph
for details or call at telephone numbers 8999828 or 08